Area Workshop | Jazz Festival | Choir Invitational | Concert Band Festival
Contemporary Music Festival | Festival of Strings | Marching Band Festival
Piano Day | Spring Piano Festival | String Invitational | Summer Camps
Summer Percussion Academy | Summer Workshops for Music Educators
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The choral program at SHSU is hosting the 3rd annual Area Workshop for high school students. SHSU choral and voice faculty as well as guest clinicians from around the state will help students put the finishing touches on their All-State Choir music. Guest clinicians will include Amy Allibon (Birdville HS) and Jeff Rice (Midway HS). The final step to the All-State Choir begins here!
March 28-29, 2014
The SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival is a competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout the day and receive critique sheets from each of the nationally known jazz educators and for the educational benefits that result from hearing other groups perform. Awards will be announced and presented during the SHSU Jazz Ensemble closing performances with Bill Watrous and featured guests. This adds an element of excitement to the festivities and recognizes superior individual achievement.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Having begun with an inaugural concert in 2010, the annual SHSU Choir Invitational features Houston area high school choirs in a festive concert setting. Students and directors are afforded a wonderful performance opportunity in the newly opened James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. This year's invited choirs include Clear Falls HS, Klein Oak HS, Langham Creek HS, and Spring HS.
Concert Band Festival
May 17-18, 2013
April 18-21, 2013
The SHSU Contemporary Music Festival holds a rich tradition of performing the best of new music on campus. Each year, one of America's top composers is brought in to share their music and special insights with the SHSU and surrounding communities. Past guests include Carter Pann, Michael Byron, Stefan Weisman, David Dzubay, Kyle Gann, Peter Garland, Donald Grantham, and Dan Welcher.
October 4-8, 2013
The yearly Festival of Strings encompasses four days of string related activities and events including faculty and guest artist recitals, master classes and orchestra concerts. Recent guests have included renowned artists Mike Bloch (cello), Darol Anger (violin), Ferenc Illenyi (violin), and Scott Holhauser (piano). This year we are thrilled to have with us the world renowned violin soloist Dylana Jenson.
Marching Band Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Welcome to the 2013 SHSU Marching Band Festival! The festival is held in Bowers Stadium on the Sam Houston State University campus in Huntsville, Texas. Directors may complete the Entry Form through the link below. The method for collecting payments is changing throughout the university, so your entry will be official upon completing the Entry Form. We will contact you about entry fee payment when we have more information.
- Entry Form
- Adjudication Panel
- Rules & Regulations
- Spectator Information
- Results archives
Please contact Matthew McInturf email@example.com if you have any questions.
February 2, 2014
The School of Music at Sam Houston State University is proud to present Piano Day, a free event for the Texas community of pianists and teachers. Piano Day is a great opportunity for middle school and high school students to participate in a master class and learn about the process of preparing for auditions and competitions. View the Piano Day website.
January 30, 2014-February 24, 2014
A nearly month-long celebration of piano with workshops, recitals and master classes with professional guest artists and SHSU music faculty.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
A yearly event, the String Invitational is a TMEA All-State/All-Region workshop geared toward high school students who are preparing for the Orchestra Division All-State Auditions. The workshop offers sessions for different levels of preparation/ability, which are taught by SHSU music faculty and guest artist/clinicians from the Houston Symphony.
The School of Music at Sam Houston State University offers a wide variety of summer camps for both middle school and high school music students. The faculty is comprised of outstanding educators from the public schools and the SHSU faculty. The camps provide an inspiring and educational experience in a supervised and safe environment.
June 15-18, 2014
The Sam Houston Summer Percussion Academy is an immersive 4-day event featuring masterclasses, clinics, recitals, hands-on workshops, classes, and performances presented by internationally renowned percussionists and educators in a relaxed and encouraging environment. The Academy promises a comprehensive study of the percussionist’s art that is both musically and intellectually stimulating, encompassing an array of activities and instruction.
The Center for Music Education is committed to sponsoring Continuing Education Sessions for practicing teachers at the secondary level. This summer we are offering four inspiring and informative session, two for Band Directors and two for Choir Directors. These workshops meet the requirements for Continuing Education Credit. Young teachers will develop skills and refine their technique. Veteran teachers will refresh their skills and gain new perspectives on their art. Everyone will be inspired and enriched with musical thought and professional camaraderie.